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Denise Louis-Bar

Born  1914

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Belgian neuro-pathologist (f), born 1914, Liège.

Biography of Denise Louis-Bar

Denise Bar received her medical qualification from the Free University of Brussels in 1939. Shortly after she married F. Louis, a civil engineer, and began using the hyphenated surname Louis-Bar. In 1940 she became a resident at the Bunge Institute of Neurology, Antwerp, working under the neuropathologist Ludo van Bogaert (1897-1989). In 1943 she was appointed as instructor in pharmacology at the University of Liège, and in 1945 she became a neuropsychiatrist at the department of internal medicine.

In 1957 Louis-Bar and her husband moved to Brussels, where she spent the remainder of her career devoting herself to persons with mental handicap.


  • P. Evrard, A. Beya, M. Provis:
    Denise Louis-Bar. In S. Ashwal, editor: The Founders of Child Neurology. Norman Publishing, San Francisco, 1990, pp. 774-777.
  • Peter Beighton & Gretha Beighton:
    Denise Louis-Bar. In: The Person Behind the Syndrome. The Parthenon Publishing Group, London, 1997, pp. 110-111.

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